Bought the engine donor from ebay for $1000 before I realized I would end up making the Colt project AWD. I drove this car home and the ECU fried the next day, but the engine was in great shape. PA car, very rusty, this one took 4 hours because I took a dinner break.
6. 4g63 longblock assembly
All parts ordered and accounted for. Bagged, tagged and marked with torque
specs. Assembly took 2.5 hours... but the 14 hours of prep work, 2 weeks
in a machine shop, and wrong-parts-delivered fiascoes straightened out
prior to assembly.
3. Stripping a AWD Eagle Talon
This car was given to me in trade for fixing someone's car. It had a
trashed head and good shortblock, but I wanted the drivetrain. I needed
everything. I took it all. I had a spare head and could have just fixed
it, but the Colt said "no".
Making The Left One Watch [AppleJuice remix]
Here's what I did with the rear wheel well on the passenger side. It's
pretty much the same procedure as the left one, but due to the location of
the fuel filler door, the trimming of the wheel well skin had to be done
This is a long and arduous task, but I felt it was necessary because I
wanted to be able to easily fit standard parts in the rear, and other
solutions involved welding things to the shocks to make them fit which
complicates service and replacement. Moving both the height and location
of the upper strut perch allowed me the clearance I needed between the tire
and the springs, while allowing me to use any rear suspension assembly from
the AWD '91-94 Mitsubishi Eclipse, Talons or Lasers. I had investigated
all other options and found this to be the easiest long-term solution to
that problem since I had all the tools necessary to do this.
It took me just under a month to do this in what little free time I can
muster. Shooting video slowed the project to a snail's pace because I only
have the hard drive space to edit an hour and a half at a time and it takes
twice as long to edit and export what I've shot. With the project spanning
over 30 hours, I had to call professional help on the audio track. The
tune is an original piece by RojoDelChocolate, and the samples are from
DayjobOrchestra. Two individuals who have kept me highly entertained over
the years. Please check them out because they're good people.
2g GSX How-To: Attempting turbo swap with WTF ending
Okay. Now I've seen it all. There's an old adage that states "if you want
something done right, you have to do it yourself". Well, this video both
confirms and debunks that theory. A lot of that depends on each person's
definition of "done right". You can't do things by-the-book with
Sheldon bought this car with a pretty full mod list and it ran great at the
time, but by the time we got it to the track, we couldn't beat a 16-second
pass. Despite the laundry list of troubleshooting we both attempted to do
through tuning and testing, we couldn't determine why it was around 4
seconds slower than it should be running. I started having doubts that a
"ported T-28" was what was on the car, and there's no easy way to tell them
apart without removing it so we opted to install a 14b... since plenty of
people easily run 13's with them. Stick around for the plot twist.
Trans & Clutch 8 - Adjust the Clutch
This video assumes you have already bled the clutch. If you haven't, stop.
You have to have every bit of air out of the clutch hydraulics before
beginning these procedures.
Clutch adjustment is key on 4g63 cars. Preloading the clutch can lead to
catastrophic engine main thrust bearing failure. The clutch hydraulics
need to have enough fluid volume flowing through them to fully-actuate the
slave, but enough pedal travel to allow it to flow back to the reservoir
This video covers the basics of how to do this. Also included are part
numbers for 1g and 2g clutch pedal and linkage assemblies and a brief
documentary of one of my previous failures.
For the most comprehensive information about how all of the clutch
hydraulic components work together, what happens when you get it wrong,
what the accepted procedure is to adjust your clutch if you need to
visualize it in a list... turn to the community! Dang you guys are the
best! Below are some great resources you can use to help with your
Recess begins now!
Jackstransmissions also has a clutch video uploaded here on YouTube.
My 92 Plymouth Laser RS AWD Walkaround
I was taking advantage of the beginning of nice weather here in Ohio. I
decided to make a vid using my Samsung Rouge. That's what it is. I used to
have a glyde now I have a rouge. lol. Enjoy!